Senior Thesis Projects in Biochemistry

Each academic experience builds toward your senior thesis project. It’s required for graduation, and our students tell us that while it’s demanding, it’s also one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. Here are some thesis projects in Biochemistry:

"The Possible Role of rha-1 in the piRNA Gene Regulatory Pathways in the Germline of Caenorhabditis elegans" by Megan Gautier

"Quantification of Male rha-1 Mutant Germline Gene Expression Regulated by Small RNA Pathways of Caenorhabditis elegans" by Penelope Lindsay

"Purification and Characterization of Acetylcholinesterase from Drosophila Suzukii" by Valeria Valbuena

"Kinetic Characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans Postembryonic Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase" by Ruth Silimon

Examination of RNA Helicase A Function in Small Regulatory RNA Pathways of the Caenorhabditis elegans Germline” by Sarah K. O'Connor

Expression, Purification, and Analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans Mitochondrial Malate Dehydrogenase” by Devin S. Robinson

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! Measuring the Differential Expression of Small Noncoding Rna in Influenza A H1n1 Infected Epithelial Cells Using Q-Pcr” by Andrew Schuster

Subcloning and Characterization of C. Elegans Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase-3” by Justin Spengler

Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cell Acquisition of Antigen from Dendritic Cells and Induction of Antigen-Specific T Cell” by Hannah Weber

Determining the Rate and Activation Energy of rRNA Degradation under Prebiotic Earth Conditions” by Alice Abernathy

Purification and Characterization of C. elegans Mitochondrial Malate Dehydrogenase” by Emma Cassidy

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of (Hydroxethyl) Urea Peptidomimetic Transition-State Analogs for Use in a Click Chemistry Approach to Studying the Gamma-Secretase Complex” by Eric Gars

Detecting Protein-Protein Interactions with RNA Helicase A (RHA-1) in Caenorhabditis elegans: A Yeast Two-Hybrid Screen Assay” by Brent Gardner

Sensitivity to dsRNA feeding, fertility, and X-Linked gene expression in wild type, rha-1(tm329), rde-2(ne211, rde-2;rha-1, and mut-7;rha-1 mutant worms” by Amanda Hughes

X-Linked Gene Expression in Wild-Type, rha-1(tm329), and rde-2(ne221) C. elegans Using Realt-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction” by Justin White

Analysis of the Expression of RNA Helicase A in C. elegans using Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction” by Christopher R. Bauer

Investigation of Caenorhabditis elegans RNA Helicase A Protein Binding with a Yeast 2-Hybrid Assay” by Carly Summers

The Relevance of a Conserved ATPase Domain to the Overall Function of Caenorhabditis elgans RNA Helicase A” by Amy Rani Nath 

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